Fishing Knots

 A handy chart of all the knots you need to know, click the knot name for a video demonstration (courtesy of animated knots).
We've highlighted a few of the most useful ones to remember!

 

Knot Name

Use

Example

Albright Knot For joining two different lines together, different sizes (fly line to fly reel backing line). fishing knots - albright knot
Arbor Knot For attaching fishing line to the reel/arbor. fishing knots - arbor knot
Australian Braid An alternative to the Bimini Twist which creates a strong loop - for use as a double-line leader on the end of a fishing line. fishing knots - australian braid
Bimini Twist For creating a strong loop at the end of a fishing line. fishing knots - bimini twist
Blood Knot For joining two lines of similar size. fishing knots - blood knot
Davy Knot For joining the tippet to the fly, strong and fast to tie. fishing knots - davy knot
Dropper Loop Creates a strong loop in the middle of a line, used often in a lot of fishing rigs. fishing knots - dropper loop
Uni Knot The most versatile knot that can be used for almost everything. Easy to tie but not the strongest knot for most applications. fishing knots - uni knot
Improved Clinch Knot For joining fishing line to a hook or lure. fishing knots - improved clinch knot
Nail Knot For joining two lines of different diameter. fishing knots - nail knot
Non Slip Mono Loop For creating a secure fixed loop. fishing knots - non slip mono loop
Orvis Knot For attaching fishing line to hook (simple). fishing knots - orvis knot
Palomar Knot For attaching fishing line to hook (strong). Doesn't work so well with large line diameters. fishing knots - palomar knot
Rapala Knot  A strong loop knot for connecting fishing line to lures in order to still give some freedom of movement. fishing knots - rapala knot
Reverse Clinch Knot A strong knot for tying line to lures/tackle. Easy to tie and works on mono, fluoro and braid lines. fishing knots - reverse clinch knot
Slim Beauty Knot For connecting between two lines of different material and size. fishing knots - slim beauty knot
Snell Knot For tying leader to eyeless hooks. Recommended for large hooks and line diameters. fishing knots - snell knot
Surgeons Knot For quickly tying together two similar size lines. fishing knots - surgeons knot
Surgeons Loop Quick and easy loop at the end of a line. fishing knots - surgeons loop
Trilene Knot Strong knot for tying monofilament line to hooks/lures/tackle. fishing knots - trilene knot
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